Mitchell Northam

Hyperlocal Digital Reporter

Mitchell Northam is the North Fulton reporter for the AJC's hyperlocal team. He is a native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and graduated from Salisbury University in 2015. Mitchell then worked for the Delmarva Daily Times for two years, first as a breaking news reporter before covering high school, college and pro sports in the area. He has also written for USA Today, SB Nation, SBIsoccer.com and DMVelite.com. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Latest from Mitchell Northam

Nightly closures beginning soon on busy north Fulton road
 A road in Johns Creek will be closed nightly for work, beginning at the end of November. Fulton County is performing construction of the Reuse Irrigation Main Line, which includes work along Barnwell Road. In hopes to accelerate the construction process, Fulton County will increase working hours and close Barnwell Road to through traffic...

Posted: a day ago

A road in Johns Creek will be closed nightly for work, beginning at the end of November. Fulton County is performing construction of the Reuse Irrigation Main Line, which includes work along Barnwell Road. In hopes to accelerate the construction process, Fulton County will increase working hours and close Barnwell Road to through traffic...
Here’s how you can get a photo of Santa with your pet
 North Point Mall will host Santa Claus again this year for pictures. But the jolly big man’s lap isn’t restricted to just children. Your dogs and cats are also welcome. If you’ve ever wanted a photo with Santa holding your pup or kitty, here’s your chance. Each Monday evening — from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11, from...

Posted: a day ago

North Point Mall will host Santa Claus again this year for pictures. But the jolly big man’s lap isn’t restricted to just children. Your dogs and cats are also welcome. If you’ve ever wanted a photo with Santa holding your pup or kitty, here’s your chance. Each Monday evening — from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11, from...
Here’s the hours for North Point Mall on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
 After you stuff yourself with turkey and stuffing and pie and more, walk it off by heading to the mall. Or catch a nap to the sounds of the Thursday night NFL game, and then head to the mall. Whatever you decide, know that North Point Mall in Alpharetta is open for business on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, with sales galore. According to...

Posted: a day ago

After you stuff yourself with turkey and stuffing and pie and more, walk it off by heading to the mall. Or catch a nap to the sounds of the Thursday night NFL game, and then head to the mall. Whatever you decide, know that North Point Mall in Alpharetta is open for business on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, with sales galore. According to...
Johns Creek to light tree and dreidel on Nov. 30
 The city of Johns Creek will get into the holiday spirit on Nov. 30 in Newtown Park. That’s when the city will light a 30-foot tree and a dreidel display. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will feature Santa, reindeer and other activities for all ages. Free hot chocolate, coffee and s’mores will be available, while supplies...

Posted: a day ago

The city of Johns Creek will get into the holiday spirit on Nov. 30 in Newtown Park. That’s when the city will light a 30-foot tree and a dreidel display. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will feature Santa, reindeer and other activities for all ages. Free hot chocolate, coffee and s’mores will be available, while supplies...
MARTA expanding bus service in north Fulton
 Folks in north Fulton County will have a new way to get in and out of Atlanta. MARTA is adding a new bus route that goes through Roswell and Sandy Springs. It will begin service on Dec. 11. Route 142 starts at the Mansell Road park-and-ride lot and travels south on Ga. 400 to Holcomb Bridge Road. The route then travels east on Holcomb Bridge...

Posted: a day ago

Folks in north Fulton County will have a new way to get in and out of Atlanta. MARTA is adding a new bus route that goes through Roswell and Sandy Springs. It will begin service on Dec. 11. Route 142 starts at the Mansell Road park-and-ride lot and travels south on Ga. 400 to Holcomb Bridge Road. The route then travels east on Holcomb Bridge...
WATCH: North Fulton native hits game-winner in NBA G-League game
 Jaron Blossomgame might not be in the NBA, but he showed Tuesday night he’s still capable of making big-league highlights. The Alpharetta native and Chattahoochee High graduate was in action for the Austin Spurs on Tuesday. Austin is the G-League affiliate for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, who drafted the former Clemson Tiger 59th...

Posted: a day ago

Jaron Blossomgame might not be in the NBA, but he showed Tuesday night he’s still capable of making big-league highlights. The Alpharetta native and Chattahoochee High graduate was in action for the Austin Spurs on Tuesday. Austin is the G-League affiliate for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, who drafted the former Clemson Tiger 59th...
Avalon to open skating rink, light 40-foot tree in N. Fulton
 The folks at Avalon are getting a jump on everyone else and getting the mixed-use development into the holiday spirit before Thanksgiving. Beginning Sunday, the 86-acre development in Alpharetta is kicking off the holiday season with a bunch of events. First up is lighting a 40-foot tree. “The Lighting of Avalon” is an all-day...

Posted: 2 days ago

The folks at Avalon are getting a jump on everyone else and getting the mixed-use development into the holiday spirit before Thanksgiving. Beginning Sunday, the 86-acre development in Alpharetta is kicking off the holiday season with a bunch of events. First up is lighting a 40-foot tree. “The Lighting of Avalon” is an all-day...
‘Elf’ musical coming to North Fulton in December
 If you like chugging 2-liters of Coca-Cola and drenching your spaghetti with maple syrup, here’s the perfect theatre show for you. “Elf The Musical Jr.” is coming to the Roswell Cultural Arts Center and will be shown Dec. 15 through 17. The musical is based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell. In it, the 50-year-old...

Posted: 2 days ago

If you like chugging 2-liters of Coca-Cola and drenching your spaghetti with maple syrup, here’s the perfect theatre show for you. “Elf The Musical Jr.” is coming to the Roswell Cultural Arts Center and will be shown Dec. 15 through 17. The musical is based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell. In it, the 50-year-old...
Here’s your chance to eat Chick-Fil-A with Santa in North Fulton
 Santa isn’t interested in cookies this year. He — like the rest of us — just wants a box of warm Chick-n-Minis. And on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 8 to 10 a.m., you can eat a Chick-fil-A breakfast with the jolly big fellow. As part of holiday events scheduled at Avalon, folks can have breakfast with Santa at the Chick-fil-A...

Posted: 3 days ago

Santa isn’t interested in cookies this year. He — like the rest of us — just wants a box of warm Chick-n-Minis. And on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 8 to 10 a.m., you can eat a Chick-fil-A breakfast with the jolly big fellow. As part of holiday events scheduled at Avalon, folks can have breakfast with Santa at the Chick-fil-A...
Roswell election: Early voting dates, locations announced for runoff
 Residents in Roswell will head to the polls again before Christmas to pick the city’s next mayor and a few city council members. Election Day for the seats of mayor and Post 3 and 6 on the council is set for Dec. 5. But if Roswell residents want to beat the traffic at the polls on that day, they can vote early. Early voting dates...

Posted: 3 days ago

Residents in Roswell will head to the polls again before Christmas to pick the city’s next mayor and a few city council members. Election Day for the seats of mayor and Post 3 and 6 on the council is set for Dec. 5. But if Roswell residents want to beat the traffic at the polls on that day, they can vote early. Early voting dates...
New roundabout in north Fulton now fully operational
 The intersection of Houze and Hembree roads in Roswell looks a little different than it did two years ago. Folks who haven’t been to north Fulton County since then might notice a big round block of concrete in the middle of the intersection, with cars flowing around it. The roundabout at the intersection is now fully operational...

Posted: 3 days ago

The intersection of Houze and Hembree roads in Roswell looks a little different than it did two years ago. Folks who haven’t been to north Fulton County since then might notice a big round block of concrete in the middle of the intersection, with cars flowing around it. The roundabout at the intersection is now fully operational...